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The AVLS is the leading resource for venous and lymphatic care physicians, health professionals, and patients.

The American Vein & Lymphatic Society (formerly the American College of Phlebology) is the premier association for physicians and allied health professionals dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of venous and lymphatic disease.

As the industry’s leading experts, the AVLS seeks to improve the standards of medical practitioners, the quality of patient care and the level of assistance practitioners can access. Health professionals can use the AVLS as a forum to exchange medical knowledge, access one-on-one, group and online training, accredited continuing medical education (CME) or access resources to help with practice and patient management.

The AVLS is comprised of 2,000 vein care professionals, setting the pace and direction for the growth of the field of vein and lymphatic medicine.

The Leading Advocate for the Field of Vein and Lymphatic Care

Since its inception, the AVLS has been the leading advocate for quality care, standards of practice and recognition of phlebology as a specialty. As a direct result of initiatives undertaken by the AVLS, the American Medical Association (AMA) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) now recognize phlebology as a self-designated specialty. As a representative to the AMA House of Delegates since 2008, the AVLS has a direct voice on the floor of the AMA and in Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recommendations. The AVLS also has a direct influence in appointments to the CPT coding committee, the Residency Review Committee, and the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPTF).

The AVLS has worked with the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) to develop standards of care in the field through a certification exam based on ABMS standards, as well as the development of The Fundamental of Phlebology textbook and guideline documents for the treatment of various venous disease conditions.


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